Michael Cretu

Michael Cretu (born May 18, 1957) is a Romanian keyboardist, songwriter, and producer who has been active since the late 1970s. In 1978, he co-arranged the Nightflight to Venus album by Boney M. That same year, he debuted with the ballad “Wild River” on Polydor, which issued his album Moon, Light & Flowers the following year.

In 1983, Cretu released the synthpop-oriented Legionäre album on Virgin. Two years later, he scored a hit for the label with “Samurai (Did You Ever Dream),” taken from his third album The Invisible Man. Also in 1985, he was involved with German band Moti Special for their singular album Motivation. Around this time, he began serving as the musical director for Saarbrücken pop vocalist Sandra, his eventual wife for three decades. The pair would later reach global airwaves with the techno project Enigma.


  • Moon, Light & Flowers (1979)
  • Legionäre (1983)
  • The Invisible Man (1985)

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